How Do The ICCA Finalists Stack Up?

When the curtain goes up at ICCA Finals on Saturday, ten groups will give the performance of their lives. While several of the groups have made it to finals before, none of these groups have won the title.

Here's how the competition lines up based on their Quarterfinal and Semifinal performances, both scores and special awards. Who will edge out field when the stakes are highest?

Aquapella - UK Champions

Quarterfinal - 408 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Michael Colman for the entire set)

Semifinal -  413 Points (1st Place)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2017 (Outstanding Choreography)

BisCaydence - South Champions

Quarterfinal - 408 Points (2nd Place)

  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Gabe Schonman for the entire set)

Semifinal - 364 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Gabe Schonman for the entire set)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • None

The G-Men - Great Lakes Champions

Quarterfinal - 370 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Austin Wolfgram for "Smells Like Teen Spirit")
  • Outstanding Choreography (Daniel Honet and Adreesh Roy for "Smells Like Teen Spirit")

Semifinal - 407 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Nick Froelich for the entire set)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Daniel Honet and Adreesh Roy for "Day 'N' Night")

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2015 (3rd Place, Outstanding Vocal Percussion, Outstanding Arrangement)
  • 2014 (Outstanding Vocal Percussion)
  • 2013

HardChord DynaMix - Southwest Champions

Quarterfinal - 419 Points (2nd Place)

  • Outstanding Choreography (Tyler Lewis and Kristina Farmer for the entire set)

Semifinal - 382 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Tyler Lewis for "Train Wreck")

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • None

N'Harmonics - Northeast Champions

Quarterfinal - 433 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Alexis Dobynes for "Illusions")
  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Savidu Brenner for the entire set)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Brett Castro and Devon McDowell for the entire set)

Semifinal - 364 Points (1st Place)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2014 (Outstanding Soloist)
  • 2008 (3rd Place, Outstanding Arrangement)

The Originals - Central Champions

Quarterfinal - 426 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Rob Lewis for "Say Amen")
  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (JP Leigh for the entire set)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Leo Galvan and Reuben Meyer for the entire set)

Semifinal - 417 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Miller Kraps for "Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)")
  • Outstanding Choreography (Leo Galvan and Reuben Meyer for the entire set)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2016 (2nd Place, Outstanding Soloist, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Vocal Percussion)

Pitch, Please - Wildcard

Quarterfinal - 406 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Mackenzie Hunt for "Once Upon Another Time")
  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Lora Riehl for the entire set)

Semifinal - 349 Points (2nd Place)

Wildcard Round - 343 Points (1st Place)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • None

ScatterTones - West Champions

Quarterfinal - 410 Points (2nd Place)

  • Outstanding Choreography (Sara Gilbert and Nick Nikoian for the entire set)

Semifinal - 411 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Soloist (Sophia Wackerman for "High Five")
  • Outstanding Choreography (Nick Nikoian for the entire set)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2017 (3rd Place)
  • 2014 (2nd Place)
  • 2013 (2nd Place, Outstanding Soloist)
  • 2012 (2nd Place, Outstanding Choreography)

Sedoctave - Midwest Champions

Quarterfinal - 379 Points

  • Outstanding Choreography (Molly O'Connor, Michael Hassel, and Kelsey Krigas for "Black & White")

Semifinal - 378 Points (1st Place)

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • None

The Towson Trills - Mid-Atlantic Champions

Quarterfinal - 421 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Vocal Percussion (Aaron Bayne for the entire set)
  • Outstanding Arrangement (Leroy Hyson II for the entire set)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Katie Sacha and Nick Zuelsdorf for the entire set)

Semifinal - 378 Points (1st Place)

  • Outstanding Arrangement (Leroy Hyson II for "SOS")

Previous Finals Appearances:

  • 2017




2020 #BHSJAX Recap

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After an exciting convention, new champions were named and BHS looks ahead to the International Convention in LA this July.

Hearsay Named Senior Quartet Champions

After an exciting day of contest, the Barbershop Harmony Society named Hearsay the 2020 International Senior Quartet Champions. 

A Joyful Noise at #BHSJAX

From Disney, to The Beatles, to barbershop classics, the youngest and oldest talent of the Barbershop Harmony Society shared the stage at the Florida Theatre in a marathon of chorus performances today at the BHS Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville.

Historic Day 1 at #BHSJAX

Day One at the Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville started off the weekend strong with education, the Keynote Address, the 2nd ever NextGen Junior Quartet Contest, and a Champion-packed Opening Night Showcase.

The Future of Barbershop Shines at #BHSJAX

The teens of BHS took the stage as the NextGen Junior Quartet Contest enters its second year.

Debbie Cleveland Delivers Keynote About "The Families We Choose"

Ahead of the first contest at BHS Midwinter Convention in Jacksonville, Debbie Cleveland delivered the Keynote.

Chords Will Ring in Jacksonville

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Pre-convention activities are underway in Jacksonville ahead of a sold out Midwinter Convention for the Barbershop Harmony Society.

2019: A Year in Review

2019 was full of aca-happenings. Here are some of the notable moments in the last year of vocal music.

Hot Pursuit Crowned 2019 Harmony Queens

It was a strong afternoon of singing at the Harmony, Inc. Quartet Finals, where Hot Pursuit was named the 2019 Harmony Queens. Scoring an 81.5%, Hot Pursuit now joins the welcome company of the Association of Harmony Queens.

Record Breaking Chorus Contest at Harmony, Inc.

With a score of 83.7% (1507) A Cappella Showcase took home their third gold medal at the 2019 Harmony, Inc. IC&C with the second highest chorus score ever. As expected, the chorus contest was exciting and hotly contested with runners-up Northern Blend finishing just 7 points behind A Cappella Showcase with an 83.3% (1500). It was the first time Harmony, Inc. saw not one, but two scores above an 83% in the same contest.